Quoting Quiverfull: What Age is ‘Too Young’ to Spank?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Too Young To Spank? … [Read more...]

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When Church Hurts Part 6

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsThough we never had a meeting with Elliot or the leadership, I was again asked to teach a class and was also helping with a conference that our church was hosting in the spring.  When it came time for the conference, I had an opportunity to sit down with the speaker for a few minutes and, being a man of great discernment, he asked me some leading questions and I found myself telling him a bit of my story. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Did The Duggar Modesty-Scale Change?

Old school Duggars with no makeup and lots of cloth on.

If memory serves me correctly in the early days of the Duggar family television specials makeup was distinctly frowned up, but if the US Weekly article is anything to go by that has changed as well as many other things. Remember when Michelle and all the girls wore those loose sack-like jumpers with huge 'countenance-enhancing' collars? But then again, many Evangelical women I knew (including myself) once dressed like that. It was the uniform of the Good Christian Woman(tm) at one time.Below is a list of Duggar rules on dress from US Weekly Magazine Issue 1025 October 6, 2014 – The Duggars Rules of Romance … [Read more...]

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Laughter is Good Medicine: Preacher Bingo?

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One of my friends in Australia sent me this funny bingo picture. Sadly enough I've sat through too many sermons where I could have ticked most of those boxes. How about you? See many of these happen from the pulpit? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: What Godly Women Desire?

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by Martin Luther as quoted on Von Olhman's blog True Love Doesn't Wait - The Desire of a Godly WomanWhy is it always about having crazy baby-making amounts of sex with these guys? … [Read more...]

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Vyckie Garrison on Atheist Analysis Show

by Vyckie Garrison, founder of NLQ So ... chatting with the guys from "Atheist Analysis" last night was good ... these people are the "real deal" and I wish them every success in their efforts to encourage deep thinking about important issues. … [Read more...]

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Breaking The Generational Cycle of Child Abuse

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Our good friend M. Dolon Hickmon has a guest post up at Dan Fincke's site Camels With Hammers called 'Breaking The Generational Cycle of Child Abuse'  For those of you that don't know Mr. Hickmon he is also the author  of a powerful novel based upon some of his personal experiences of growing up in an abusive religious family - 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession If you haven't read his book yet then I cannot emphasis strongly enough how good it is! He also writes for The Freethinker and On Faith. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Stay At Home or Have an ‘Unworthwhile Life’?

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by John Bingham reposted at Ladies Against Feminism and originally posted at the newspaper website The Telegraph - Stay-at-home mothers 'have the most worthwhile lives'  … [Read more...]

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When Church Hurts: Part 5

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsFor a few years, I had the privilege of serving in my church in several ways. I took classes, my husband and I took care of a significant portion of the landscape (which had been sorely neglected) – creating sacred spaces for people to find quiet time with the Lord, and I assisted with preparing food for Sunday morning fellowship. I also had the opportunity to teach classes over our final year there. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Jim Bob Duggar – Dad the Matchmaker Controls It All?

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from US Weekly Magazine Issue 1025 October 6, 2014 - The Duggars Rules of Romance Dad The MatchmakerIf a God-fearing guy likes a Duggar daughter, he's got to get past Jim Bob!Father knows best. Jim Bob introduced Dillard, his online prayer partner, to Jill after exchanging emails with the "amazing young man," as he tells it. In order to court Jessa, Seewald had to analyze scripture for the patriarch, who is auditioning suitors via letters, emails and phone calls for two over- 18 daughters (Jana and Jinger).  QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This i … [Read more...]

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